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Routers security

Discussion in 'Technology' started by wickedken, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    So does anyone have any pointers to help ensure your router is secure? I've had a nagging suspicion that neighbour(s) are piggybacking onto my service. Generally I don't mind unless it interferes with my service level, which it does. I've reset the hardware several times, and what starts at rapid response turns into nagging response.

    It's a WRT54G. Does installing one of the open firmware packages help? I've set up MAC filter and IP filter when wired, and then turned on wireless. This should help, yes?

    My neighbourhood has 25 different wireless access points broadcast, so it's quite congested.
  2. cosmosuave

    cosmosuave TRIBE Member

    The MAC and IP filter should be all that you need (implicit allow and deny statement)... There may be a n option as well that allows you not to advertise as a wireless device...
  3. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Hide that shit.
  4. Lojack

    Lojack TRIBE Member

    Why do you think your neighbors are piggy backing on your service?
  5. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    There is a degradation of service that I can notice that only appears via wireless. I think but don't know how to tell if it's saturation of bandwidth. It could also be a dying radio.

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